MLB PLAYER NEWS

Mets acquire power righty Font from Rays

Field Level Media

May 06, 2019 at 3:28 pm.

Wilmer Font, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever, was traded Monday from the Tampa Bay Rays to the New York Mets for a player to be named later.

Font posted a 5.79 ERA in 10 appearances with the Rays this season and his career ERA is 6.51 in 37 games over 65 innings.

Font allowed 15 hits and nine runs in 14 innings with the Rays in 2019.

The Mets needed a boost due to injuries in the bullpen. The latest hit came Sunday, when left-hander Luis Avilan landed on the injured list with an elbow injury.

Font, 28, has also pitched for the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics.